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Mob-Defying Former Fort Lee Mayor: Christie Should No Longer Be in Office

Burt Ross, who helped the FBI apprehend corrupt developers in the 1970s, said the governor is now 'not presidential quality.'

A former Fort Lee mayor known for turning down a mob bribe said Gov. Chris Christie is no longer an appropriate presidential candidate and shouldn't even be in Trenton following the George Washington Bridge scandal.

Burt Ross was North Jersey's youngest mayor when at age 31 he rejected a $500,000 bribe and helped the FBI apprehend the corrupt developers who were trying to construct a controversial high-rise near the GWB in 1974.

Ross, 70, now lives in California but said he's been closely following the GWB scandal and has a different perception of Christie, someone he was once "fond of," according to the Jewish Standard.

"Not only do I think he is not presidential quality, I don’t even think he deserves to be governor," Ross told the publication.

"I think that he and his administration appear to be morally challenged."

Jack B Goode January 27, 2014 at 08:17 AM
This great judge of character invested money with Bernie Madoff, take his comments with a grain of salt.
Marge Teilhaber January 27, 2014 at 01:18 PM
It's an excellent article, and I applaud Burt Ross for sticking his neck out with his valuable insight. Click any of the links to read the whole thing.

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